Metal Type: Yellow Gold Karat Content: 14K Ring Weight: 13.2 Grams
Current Ring Size: 8.25 Sizing Available: Yes—Free Limited Sizing with any Ring Purchase**
This piece features an exceptional highly collectible 1945 Dos Pesos Mexican coin that is in exceptional condition. The front of the coin displays the Coat of arms of Mexico depicting a Mexican golden eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus devouring a snake. The reverse side includes the denomination surrounded by a garland wreath! Pictures have been magnified at 50x zoom to show details that may not be visible to the naked eye. The ring is clearly hallmarked 14K on the inside of the 5.5mm band. When worn, the top of the ring is elevated about 5.5mm from the finger.
We travel across the United States to various Estate Sales acquiring only the finest and most rare antique, vintage, and modern pieces of jewelry. Each piece then undergoes a thorough process of examination, setting, restoration, cleaning, and polishing by a Master GIA Graduate Gemologist. All our items have been tested and are guaranteed to be authentic Solid Gold—not plated or filled. Ring will arrive in a brand-new natural redwood and leather ring box, ready to be gifted or worn today!
The coin was produced by the Mexican Mint, which is the oldest mint in North America. The Mexico City Mint produced gold pesos in denominations ranging from two pesos to fifty. Each denomination shared a common design with the 2 peso gold coin being the smallest denomination gold coin issued for circulation by the United Mexican States. The practice of setting coins as jewels, known as ‘Gemme Numari’ - coin gems or nummary gems - traces back to Ancient Rome. As people journeyed the world, the coins acquired from their travels made for wonderful souvenirs that could then be engraved and set to be worn as necklaces and rings. This ancient tradition of coin jewelry that has an interesting look, showcases cultural heritage and makes for great pieces of conversation appealed to global taste thousands of years later. Coin jewelry is said to bring luck and good fortune to the wearer.
**Currently a size 8 ¼ but could be sized, free of charge, by my master jeweler so that it is ready to be gifted or worn upon arrival! Most rings can be sized a maximum of 3-4 sizes up or down depending on the style of the ring. Please indicate your desired size at checkout and allow up to 10 business days for my local expert jeweler to complete sizing. I do not accept returns on items that have been custom sized or altered at your request so if you are unsure about an item, it may be best to have it sized by your local jeweler just in case.
Flexible Layaway plans available for all items over $500.00! Please message me for more information if you have an interest and I will go over the terms and conditions for you.
Items purchased before 5pm are usually shipped same day unless customization or resizing was requested. Items are securely packaged, shipped via USPS with signature-required tracking, and sent directly to the customer for enjoyment. Appraisals available at customers request.
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